Feather, plant (olona)
40.64 x 85.1 cm
This ahuula belonged to Liliuokalani. It was originally loaned to the Bishop Museum from her estate, but later purchased for $500 in March of 1924. It is made of up red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers and black and yellow oo (Moho spp.) feathers. It has a background of yellow oo. A horizontal crescent is outlined in black oo with a yellow oo crescent core. Two pairs of half crescent of red iiwi run along the front edges. A thin band of alternating sections of black oo, yellow oo and red iiwi run along the front edges. A thin band of alternating sections of black and yellow oo run along the neckline. Its net backing is made of olona (Touchardia latifolia) fiber.
This object is associated with Liliuokalani
Collection Name: Liliuokalani Collection